- Easter worshippers shocked as car rams church, injuring 21
- NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has ‘manhood problem’ in Middle East
- Ted Cruz thanks Obama for denying visas to terrorists
- Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
- General Mills apologizes for ‘right to sue’ confusion, reverses policy
- Dealer wanted in U.S. for art fraud nabbed in Spain
- Easter morning delivery for space station
- Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
- Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects
- Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout
Redskins edge Bears on Roy Helu’s third TD of day
Roy Helu scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 45 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Redskins to a thrilling 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field.
Helu’s late score capped an 80-yard, 12-play possession that lasted 3:12. It was his third touchdown of the game and helped overcome tight end Martellus Bennett’s 7-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Josh McCown that gave the Bears a 41-38 lead with 4:02 left.
It was the first multi-touchdown game of Helu’s career. He had three touchdowns in his career total prior to Sunday’s contest. The Redskins held leads of 17-10, 24-17, 31-24 and 38-31, but could not put the game away.
But despite allowing yet another special teams touchdown, their third in as many weeks, the Redskins earned their first home win of the season and scratched their way into the back end of the NFC playoff race at 2-4
Chicago running back Matt Forte scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added a 50-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to tie the game at 24. Another short one by Forte in the fourth quarter made it 31-31.
Washington answered on the drive immediately after Forte’s 50-yard run. Helu scored his second touchdown of the game to cap an eight-play, 83-yard possession to give the Redskins a 31-24 lead. Moments earlier he ran for eight yards and then caught a pass for 10 more from quarterback Robert Griffin III to set up his own score.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- Nationals reliever Drew Storen shuts down Cardinals in 3-1 win.
- Nats' defensive woes continue in blowout loss to St. Louis
- Capitals, Mike Green may be reaching a 'game over' situation
- No playoff misery this time as Capitals aren't even participating
- Capitals Notes: Team doesn't have many roster decisions to make
Latest Blog Entries
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- In Colorado, a marijuana holiday tries to go mainstream
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- CURL: Shelly O first lady Michelle Obama comes in last
- UNICEF launches 'Mr. Poo' mascot in India to curb public defecation
- See the scathing documents detailing $600 billion squandered in Afghanistan
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.